Thursday, 8 March 2018

Ceisteanna (379)

Timmy Dooley

Ceist:

379. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 152 of 21 February 2018, if he will address the contradiction apparent in these sources (details supplied) [11464/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment regulations the EPA issued chiropractors with licences that entitled them to hold x-ray equipment (Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order, 2000 S.I. 125/2000). The HSE Report states that it was decided to perform a baseline audit of chiropractors who use ionising radiation as all holders of radiological installations are subject to clinical audit under the European Communities (Medical Ionising Radiation Protection) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 478/2002).

Chiropractors are not designated as prescribers or practitioners under the existing regulations (S.I. 478/2002).